Should we delete Localism posts about events after the event ?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I received an interesting call from a person from  township parks and recreation department yesterday.

They received a call about a concert in the park that was to take place on August 15 and did  not  know about it.

They called and left me a message that they appreciated that I promoted their events but I should update the posts .

When I checked my post it was a post from 2010 that appeared on first page of google . 

In the meantime the parks and recreation had also googled the township and found that I had written about other events and asked if it would be possible to delete posts after the event so that consumers will not get confused.

They ofcourse wondered how the person had come across my post . What were they searching when they came across my post ? 

We receive calls about listings that were posted two years ago but this is the first about an event.

PS She agreed to let it stay on the web site as it had the date and year anyway . She thanked me for promoting local events.

 

 

 

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When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

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Evelyn Kennedy
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Gita:

When I began posting, I did not date events that I posted about.  Now I do date them clearly.  I have gone back to those old posts and put the correct dates in the posts.

August 16, 2012 09:10 PM
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Kathy Clulow
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Gita - Interesting train of thoughts going on here my best post ever for traffic is an annual local event but the post is several years old and I post about it every year.

August 16, 2012 09:14 PM
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Christine Donovan
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Gita - I wouldn't delete them though I would go back and make sure that they all have the year.

August 16, 2012 09:57 PM
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Laura Murray
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I agree the reader needs to take some responsibility.  i don't think that checking the date is asking too much of the reader.

August 16, 2012 11:41 PM
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Donald Reich
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Old posts are good for SEO so I say keep them. If you are putting up the date AND year, then most readers will understand.

The old posts also show was has taken place in your community in the past, which is a good indicator of the type of community you are in, which is useful information for many readers.

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